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U.S. judge blocks programs letting 'Grand Theft Auto' players 'cheat'

Postby MrFredPFL » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:14 pm

Story : https://www.reuters.com/article/us-take-two-grand-theft-auto/u-s-judge-blocks-pr





A federal judge on Thursday awarded Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (TTWO.O), the maker of the “Grand Theft Auto” series, a preliminary injunction to stop a Georgia man from selling programs that it said helps players cheat at the best-selling video game.

Take-Two had accused David Zipperer of selling computer programs called Menyoo and Absolute that let users of the “Grand Theft Auto V” multiplayer feature Grand Theft Auto Online cheat by altering the game for their own benefit, or “griefing” other players by altering their game play without permission.

U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton in Manhattan said Take-Two was likely to show that Zipperer infringed its “Grand Theft Auto V” copyright, and that his programs would cause irreparable harm to its sales and reputation by discouraging users from buying its video games.

Stanton also said an injunction would serve the public interest by encouraging Take-Two to invest more in video games and was appropriate because of the “high risk” that Zipperer, who claimed to be unemployed, could not afford damages.







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